Freud’s jokes

 

A performance on January 22, 2010, at Gallery Museum / Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, where I read jokes from Freud’s book Jokes and their relation to the Unconscious while wearing a two-faced cardboard Freud mask.

From the press release:
Gallery Museum / Museum Gallery in downtown Cincinnati will be hosting an opening for its new exhibition, entitled Huxy: Modes of Masculinity. Co-curated by Reid R. Radcliffe and R. Alan Wight, Huxy — short for the human XY chromosome — focuses on “the roles, stigmas, and stereotypes of what it means to be a man against the historical backdrop of the patriarchy, the feminist movement, and postmodern gender construction.”

In place until February 19, Huxy includes the two-dimensional art works of eighteen different artists (see list below), most of them from Cincinnati. In addition to their works, the opening will include live performances by Bill Brown, Doug Couper, Jake Eisenhower, Mark Harris, Nicolas Perkins, Jason Philips, Reid R. Radcliffe, and Matt Shelton, as well as a real poker game featuring a group of men who have been playing together for more than 20 years. The poker chips they will be using were specially designed by Ryan Young.